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Mt. Pleasant Veterans Park wall addition could be ready by Memorial Day

| Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010

If plans go according to schedule, the newest addition to the Veterans Park wall in Mt. Pleasant may be dedicated as early as Memorial Day.

The park committee and borough Councilman Mike Tabita presented a proposal to council Monday that would include installing a state-of-the-art touchscreen system instead of adding another granite tablet.

"All of the estimates that we have are on cost or below what we figured," Tabita said. "When completed, this could be really amazing."

Tabita proposed the touchscreen, which would resemble the granite tablets that are already in place and would feature veterans, their photo and a short description of their service.

Families would supply the information and photos that would then be scanned and added to the electronic wall for a cost of $120.

Short histories of area interests will be added to the wall.

"I think this is a great idea," Tabita said. "I think it's going to be very exciting."

Also yesterday, Mayor Jerry Lucia addressed complaints about the speeding in town.

"We tried using the electronic sign in all the high-traffic areas to show people how fast they really are going, and it's not working. People aren't slowing down," Lucia said.

The borough, he said, is not out to make money from the revenue generated by speeding tickets. He just wants people to follow the speed and the law.

"People sooner or later will start to slow down and abide by these rules," Lucia said.

The mayor said he received complaints concerning Sunday's trick-or-treat. Residents were complaining about the out-of-town trick-or-treaters.

"We ran some of the registrations on some of the vehicles that were dropping off kids, and they came from five different communities other than Mt. Pleasant," Lucia said. "People have been complaining because they were bombarded with kids. This is something that we need to address before next year."

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